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Sheriff’s Blotter April 30-May 1: People and dogs behaving badly


Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. No individual’s names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The following is a summary of activity for April 30-May 1

April 30

He who casts the first stone

2:40 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone is throwing rocks either at the back of her trailer or propane tank. The caller requests a patrol check. 3:35 a.m. A Sgt. checked the area and was unable to locate anyone.

Ag on the watch again

5:15 a.m. Sierra Valley. A call from the Ag station reports a large fire northwest of the Ag station on Hwy 395. The caller requests Fire be paged to check the area. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. 5:21 a.m. All units can cancel. It is a previously reported burn pile.

Check. Double check

6:02 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller requests a deputy check to confirm for him that his plane is still at Nervino Airport. The caller has had a plane stolen from there in the past and is concerned for the remaining plane. The caller said that he is on the way to the airport but has an extended ETA. The caller is the owner and said that the plane should be on the tarmac. 7:14 a.m. The plane is on the tarmac.

Two calls in one

7:42 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports that the neighbor came to his house and said that his dump trailer was taken and a chainsaw. The caller was advised to tell the subject to wait for contact from a deputy at his residence. The subject’s phone is dead. 10:11 a.m. A unit on the scene requests an engine fire response for a burn barrel. 10:13 a.m. Eastern Plumas Fire copies cross traffic. An engine is responding. 4:50 p.m. The unit needs more information to determine if theft occurred. There is no crime based on current information.

This ain’t no junk yard or One man’s front yard is another man’s junk yard or Anyone missing a tank?

9:04 a.m. Blairsden. A caller requests deputy contact for civil procedures. Approximately six months ago a propane tank was dropped off on his property, of unknown origin. The caller said there is an Amerigas logo on the tank and the caller contacted Amerigas but thus far, no resolution. A deputy provided civil procedures.

Film at 11

9:04 a.m. Delleker. A caller requests a page for units to the cardlock fuel pump. There is a strong smell of fuel due to possible vandalism. 9:06 a.m. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. 9:18 a.m. Request contact with Hunt & Sons. 9:20 a.m. An active leak on the tank on the far east corner of the location is reported. 9:22 a.m. A call was made to Hunt & Sons emergency line. A message was left. 9:56 a.m. All contacts in the system are no longer active employees with Hunt & Sons. 9:58 a.m. Contact was made with The Heater Guy who is on his way to make the emergency repairs. 10:14 a.m. A single fire engine was diverted to another call. 11:09 a.m. A report is made that White Cap Ready Mix has a video of two unknown males drilling a hole in the tank and filling gas cans. There is an approximate loss of 750 gallons of fuel that went into the concrete catch basin. The subjects were in a gold Jeep Cherokee. 11:18 a.m. An ambulance is requested for an ankle injury. EPHC was paged. 11:41 a.m. A patient was transported to EPHC. 11:49 a.m. All EP Fire units are available. The cardlock is terminated. 12:12 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Treehouse boat float

10:07 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports a large tree floating in the lake near her house on Peninsula Drive. The caller is concerned about the danger to boaters in the area.

Bumblebee be buzzin’ or How to get noticed in Plumas County

11:43 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a speeding car heading westbound on Hwy 70 just west of Harrison Road toward Quincy. It is a yellow Lamborghini. The call was transferred to CHP.

Third time not so charming

1:29 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a dog bite to an 8-year-old child. The child was bit on the leg while riding a bike in the roadway. No medical is needed. The caller reports it is the third occurrence with the same dog. The owner of the German Shepherd is known. The caller said her husband is going to the dog owner’s residence to make them aware. The information was faxed to Animal Control. 2:41 p.m. A known person requests a deputy contact to file a report. 2:55 p.m. The caller was contacted, and the subject was confirmed. 3:25 p.m. The dog is on the way to Animal Control. 3:47 p.m. The dog was delivered to Animal Control.

Lost dog

2:55 p.m. Chester. A caller reports finding a dog on First avenue and Moody Meadow Lane, brown with a white chest and white paws. The dog has no collar, and the owner is unknown. 2:58 p.m. The caller was advised there is no unit in the area. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Fast fire

3:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a fire out of control on his property on Pine Oak Lane. It is less than an acre. Quincy Fire was paged. 3:06 p.m. Quincy Fire was paged again. 3:09 p.m. The information was given to USFS. 3:26 p.m. Per scanner traffic: one outbuilding is fully engulfed. 3:32 p.m. USFS confirmed the incident name: Oak Fire with a quarter acre moderate rate of spread. One outbuilding structure was lost. 3:38 p.m. USFS scanner traffic reports hose lay around the perimeter of the fire. There are no injuries at 4:11 p.m.

Breaking in a new set of tires or having a noticeably “bad” day?

6:10 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a reckless driver squealing tires in and out of Reynolds Drive. The caller thinks he lives there. It is a newer black Chevy with construction racks in the bed. The driver has been doing this regularly today.

Unruly without supervision

6:33 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports kids threw a garbage can into the Mill Pond, about 8-12 juveniles, on the east side of the pond. 7:07 p.m. Juveniles were gone upon arrival. The caller said the subjects that were stopped were not involved. Nothing further.

A rare occurrence

8:24 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports an injured antelope on the side of the roadway at Hwy 70 and Maddalena. The call was transferred to CHP. May 1, 1:03 a.m. A caller reports a hit/injured antelope in the road. The call was transferred to CHP. 1:11 a.m. CHP advised they had an officer move the antelope from the roadway earlier and it should be off the road. They have no units on for the night and request assistance to make sure the antelope is out of the roadway. 1:34 a.m. A deputy is unable to locate from Portola to Vinton. The information was given to CHP.

May 1

Looking for that fast food chicken drive up window

8:37 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a loose Rottweiler; it is an ongoing issue and is  possibly the same dog that killed chickens in the area last week. Animal Control is in Crescent Mills. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

In the pines

11:06 a.m. Clio. A caller reports a burglary took place between April 13 and today. Multiple items were stolen. There is a known suspect.

Not a good day for the Rots

11:43 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a Rottweiler just attacked his dog while walking on Lawrence Street, before the Bright Moon cabins. The caller is not injured but is concerned for others walking by. The dog was last seen heading into the cabins. The information was sent to Animal Control. 11:58 a.m. Animal Control is unable to locate the dog.

Looking for a sale on locks

12:26 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports the theft of her lock from a gate 20 minutes ago. It is an ongoing problem between parties over the easement and a gate. 5:10 p.m. The caller called again and was advised deputies are working multiple other calls but would contact her when available. 5:58 p.m. Civil procedures were provided. It is an ongoing issue with Indian Valley Community Services District.

This has happened before

1:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports the neighbor was mowing his lawn and threw a rock and broke a window in his car. The caller requests the information be on file. 2:47 p.m. The subject called to say he does not believe he caused the damage. He also said his neighbor drives after drinking. Told the subject to call when he sees the caller leave. The subject advised the subject left in a green Subaru, possibly going to a park. No further information.

Different strokes for different folks

2:03 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a red SUV parked along the road. There is a man and some children getting kayaks out. The caller is concerned for their safety. They are on Bucks Lake Road just past the stables. 2:07 p.m. The information was sent to CHP who will have a unit check the area.

A matter of opinion

2:30 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports one of her employees is being harassed by a subject, he keeps calling the restaurant. The subject has posted a false review about the restaurant. The caller requests a call back when a deputy is available. 5:57 p.m. A criminal report was filed. Nothing further on this call at this time.

Trashy behavior

3:19 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a neighbor has a vehicle parked on the roadway blocking access to her property. The garbage truck will not be able to access the area either. The caller requests the information be on file. It is an ongoing problem and her attorney advised her to call every time it happens.

“It wasn’t me,” said the Rooster or Not the usual suspects

4:29 p.m. Chester. A caller reports his neighbor has a loud sheep from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. The caller overheard the neighbor talk about getting a pig and other animals. They are making noise and the caller does not believe the area is zoned for barn animals. The subject is unknown. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

A dangerous game of Federal Crime roulette

6:13 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a large post office box was broken into and packages were stolen. The caller hasn’t advised the post office yet as they were closed when he found the damage and theft. 8:45 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Would love the help of a hundred extra eyes

6:13 p.m. Chester. A caller reports he lost his keys over the weekend somewhere along First Street in Chester. He was told someone may have turned them in to the substation or the post office. The set of keys are on a red carabiner. The caller information was taken in case they are turned in.

Who knew a Ford Focus could go that fast?

8:50 p.m. Mt. Tomba. CHP advises, for information only at this time, that a red Ford Focus has failed to yield heading westbound on Hwy 70 from Hwy 395 with speeds in excess of 100 mph. The vehicle has Nevada plates. 9:12 p.m. Per CHP, spike strips were deployed at Mt. Tomba and they request that PCSO stay in the area. 9:28 p.m. CHP requests medical services for a female who said she took a large amount of Benadryl while driving. 9:38 p.m. Assistance from PCSO completed, units are clear. 10:02 p.m. Plumas 15 advised the patient refused care, the ambulance is clear and available. 9:48 p.m. The female subject was issued a violation for fleeing or eluding a police officer in a vehicle while driving recklessly or without regard for the safety of persons or property.



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